crafts

New Year, New Beginning (Or Starting Over Again)

Thanks to the prompting of a friend, I have relaunched my Etsy shop . I have a few small items listed for now, including these three cute wall hangings. Great for a housewarming gift, Valentines day, or to just brighten up the dreary winter days. More items to come… stay tuned.

Spring wall hanging 1  Spring wall hanging 2   Spring wall hanging 3

Projects

Here are a few more of the “work in progress” projects that I’ve got going.

This one is a “square in a square” pattern. I’ve been working on (meaning it’s been sitting in the closet) for almost 2 years. I machine pieced it, but decided to hand quilt it. Since we’ve been a one car family, on the days I don’t have the car I work on projects. Yesterday was one of those days and I finally finished the quilting. Now all I have to do is add the binding and it will be done.

Another project that has been in a pile. This was a table runner I made from some leftover blocks from another project. Still trying to figure out how I should quilt it.

And here we have a “table topper”. I made this at my Aunt’s house a few years ago, and yes, it has also been in that pile in the closet. Not sure why it’s taken me so long to get around to this one. It’s a quick pattern and quick to quilt too.

So that’s what I’ve been doing. What are you working on?

W.I.P.S

Works in progress.

Now that things have settled down, I thought I would share some of my works in progress. It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to sit in front of my sewing machine or do much in the way of other creative projects, but I did manage to squeeze in a few over the past few months.

Mystery Quilt – this was a class I took more than a year ago. I had finished the top, but decided it needed something more. I added two borders and took it to be quilted in July. Thankfully I was able to pick it up before we moved and I am now getting around to finishing the binding.

Next is my newest hobby to discover – Encaustics. This is the first time I’ve ever tried it and it was so much fun. I can’t wait to do more.

And finally, just a quick little something. I still need to add the lights inside, but it’s a glass block, embellished with stickers and a vinyl transfer. I saw this idea a few years ago and it’s always stuck with me. It makes a great night light, shelf decoration, whatever. You can put a ribbon around it and make it look like a Christmas present under a tree or change out the lights and ribbon and use it for any other holiday too. The possibilities are endless.

I’ll add to this page as I make progress or create new projects. Look for the link to WIPS at the top of the site by the Home & About Me links.